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METAL COATED VIRUS-BASED NANOELECTRODES AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING OF SAME

United States Patent Application

20100093562
A1
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The present invention relates to high content surface areas containing nickel and/or cobalt metallic compounds assembled on a modified Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) template, wherein the modified TMV template is engineered to encode unique placement of cysteine residues that self-assemble onto gold patterned surfaces in a substantially aligned fashion, producing a >10 fold increase in surface area. Deposition of ionic metals onto the surface assembled virus templates produce uniform metal coatings for the fabrication of oriented high surface area materials.
Culver, James N. (Potomac, MD), Harris, Michael (Lafayette, IN), Royston, Elizabeth (Columbia, MD)
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (Baltimore MD), PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (West Lafayette IN)
12/ 520,968
December 28, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This work was supported by a grant from the Department of Energy under contract number DEFG02-02ER45975 and the United States Government has rights to this invention.